Concerned about Possible Suicidal Thoughts?
Ask About Suicide
If you think someone is contemplating suicide, you need to ask them about suicide. If you can't ask the question, find someone who can.
Say: "Are you thinking about killing yourself?"
Ask About a Plan and Timeframe
Risk for suicide is higher when a plan is in place.
Say: "Do you know how you would kill yourself? Do you have access to that method? Do you have an idea of when you might do this?"
Listen. Let the person know they are not alone and that you are there for them while they go through this.
Say: "We are going to get through this. You are not alone."
The Counseling Center offers after-hours emergency coverage for urgent mental health concerns such as suicidal thoughts, sexual assault, and other trauma. Call the Counseling Center at 828-262-3180 and select the option to speak with the counselor on-call.
During operating hours, students in crisis can walk in any time.
1st Floor, Miles Annas Building
614 Howard Street
Boone, NC 28608-2044
P.O. Box 32044
Boone, NC 28608
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m-5:00 p.m
Initial Consultation Hours:
Monday - Friday:
8:30-11:00 a.m. & 1:00-4:00 p.m.